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A nature lovers hotel, immersed in the jungle of Mal Pais

Set within a 90-hectare private eco reserve, next to Cabo Blanco, Star Mountain is a unique eco lodge hotel in Costa Rica. An oasis of tranquility and pure nature, a short drive from the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma.

Mal Pais Costa Rica Eco Reserve

Mal Pais

Many activities are offered in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Go surfing, fishing, snorkeling, beach combing, make a canopy tour, a boat tour, or visit the Montezuma waterfalls. At Star Mountain proper you can make tours on horseback, go hiking, bird watching, or practice yoga. Mal Pais
Activities in Mal Pais


Our hotel is surrounded by extensive mature gardens with an abundance of flowers and tall jungle trees. On 3 km of private nature trails you can experience the nature and wildlife of Costa Rica. Our property forms one contiguous stretch of forest with the Cabo Blanco National Park. Eco Reserve
Hotel in Mal Pais


With only 4 rooms and one cabina, our eco lodge is intimate, tranquil and low impact. Amenities include our comfortable ranchero-style lodge, the swimming pool surrounded by exuberant gardens, a secluded yoga rancho, and high-speed Wifi throughout the hotel. Hotel




Eco Lodge in Costa Rica
With its very private and tranquil ambience our hotel is also perfect for hosting group events like family gatherings or yoga retreats. In a jungle clearing above from the rooms is our secluded yoga rancho with a 700 square foot teak platform where you only hear the sounds of nature.

The entire hotel and facilities can be rented on an exclusive basis. We offer accommodation for a maximum of 16 adults, use of our restaurant kitchen, lounge and pool. Daily maid service is included. Please contact us for a personalized offer.



About Star Mountain and Cabo Blanco

Adjacent to our property is the nature reserve Cabo Blanco which was founded in 1963 as the first national park in Costa Rica. The hills of Cabo Blanco, on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, are a transition zone from humid to dry forest. They present a large variety of mixed evergreen and dry forest species. Only 15% of the reserve is primary forest, the rest had once been pasture land which has reverted back to a jungle. Same as the Cabo Blanco reserve, most of the 90 hectare property of Star Mountain had once been a cattle ranch. In 1986 a US-American couple bought the land and turned it into a private reserve and eco lodge. It was one of the first hotels which were built in the Mal Pais and Santa Teresa area. Today Star Mountain contains a mosaic of jungle, rolling hills, creeks and open areas which offers guests of the hotel great bird watching and nature experiences.